Boomkat Product Review:
Not often we get anything Coil related these days - but this curio from Mannequin has been stirring a huge amount of interest as one of the few non-bootleg Coil editions that genuinely dont seem to have been made available before. This 12'' EP features a "collaboration between the mexican band Ford Proco and the legendary UK electronic pioneers Peter Christopherson/John Balance aka Coil." As the sales notes explain - "Ford Proco were formed in 1986 in Tijuana and are considered the godfathers of the industrial electronic music in Mexico. The story behind the recording of the two tracks is like a fairy tale.. apparentely the band members Robert Proco (sampler & synthesizers) and Wito Lavolt (bass, keyboards & drums) met Peter Christopherson in Los Angeles in the occasion of The Orb show back in the 90s and they exchanged phones & emails. Months later 'Sleazy' called and invited them as extras for Ice-T videos. The tracks were composed following the method of the 'expansión naranja'; Peter Christopherson was adding sax, drums and effects, while John Balance provided his magnificent voice. Both the tracks were originally recorded in Autumn 1999 and they are previously unreleased on vinyl. The tracks were directly transferred from the original DCC (Digital Compact Cassette) and remastered by the mighty Rude 66."